The human factor
This film is about how accidents in the workplace might occur. In the form of a semi-dramatic reconstruction, narrated by Maurice Denham, we see how a factory worker, Stan Berry, becomes the victim of a serious accident while at work. We arrive at the scene of the accident, an industrial work place with stacks of oil drums at the same time as the ambulance. The following sequences explore how the accident happened and who is to blame. The conclusion is that it is the human factor the unpredicatability of human behaviour which is the issue. 3 segments
Run time 0:16:24Producer Wellcome LibraryProduction Company Script and Production Gordon Begg, Direction Pat Morton, Photography Ken Rodwell, ARPS, Peter Grimwood, Editing Joe Leslie, Music Adrian Cruft, Narration Maurice Denham.Sponsor ICI Film UnitAudio/Visual sound, color
May 4, 2011
Now were's Trevor Kletz in all this?
Imperial Chemicals (ICI) evidently had a "Film Unit" that produced this in house film to educate on industrial safety. Replete with Britishness (L plates, titles like "Works Manager") this film shows a relatively simple industrial accident.